Mines in B.C. are required to report incidents resulting in a dangerous occurrence, occupational injury or illness and loss of life.
The Office of the Chief Inspector of Mines publishes dangerous occurrence weekly updates, hazard alerts, health and safety notices and incident information to communicate potentially hazardous issues related to mining activity in B.C.
To ensure consistent regulatory oversight and to improve overall mine safety, the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation (EMLI) has implemented a centralized dangerous occurrence (DO) reporting system with a toll-free Mine Incident Reporting Line/Email, available 24/7.
Hazard alerts provide useful recommendations, regulatory reminders and mitigation strategies for reducing the risk of specific hazards that are associated with serious incidents that occurred at B.C. mines.
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Health and safety notices are a proactive warning and share safety-related information with the B.C. mining industry by identifying potential hazards and providing recommendations and regulatory reminders to keep workers safe.
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